Names are so different! Do you Identify these 10 Cities of the World!!
Every city in this world has its own identity. All these cities have different names along with their original names. In India there are several instances – Jaipur as Pink city. Kolkata as City of Joy and the list is long. There are other cities of the world that have different names and we are hardly aware of these identities.
The city of London within its historic boundaries Separated from other London boroughs. Elegant, Classy and full of stories earned its place among the citizens of the world. Only this city can retain the title ‘The City.’
The City of Violet Crowns
Athens is the name of the cit y which was given by Aristophanes. Ion (a violet) was one of the great King of Athens and his four sons were gave names to four Athenian Tribes and Greece called Ionia; Athens was the ‘City of Violet Crowns.’
The City of Tribes
This city is Galway. Anciently, it was the home of the thirteen ‘tribes’ or chief families. They came and settled in 1932 with Richard De Burgh. Sometimes number thirteen can earn you more fame and name than you can ever think.
The city of dreadful knights
This time also the city belongs to United Kingdom and its Cardiff. Lloyd George, former Prime minster of the coalition government after World War I made generous grants of honours in a blatant fashion. Three people connected with a prominent South Wales newspaper were among the recipient. Hence, Cardiff got the name which is a punning allusion to a poem by James Thomson in the same name.
The city of dreaming spires
Oxford in United Kingdom has this title. City got its name from Mathew Arnold’s Thyrsis: “the sweet city with her dreaming spires.” Sometimes literature or literary works can evoke things beyond our expectations.
The city of three kings
Cologne, in Germany holds this title very proudly. The reputed burial place of the MAGI.
The city of Saints
Montreal in Canada is named with this title with all the valid reasons. The streets of this city are named after Saints. There is another city in U.S.A bears the same name – Salt Lake City of Utah due its MORMON inhabitants.
The city of refuge
Actually there is more than one city. Six walled cities, three on each side of Jordan. The cities were Ramoth, Kedesh, Bezer, Shechem, Hebron and Golam. These cities were allotted to those who committed accidental homicide.
The city of Sun
Baalbec, and Rhodes, were the two cities from the past got this title. The reason- they had sun as their tutelary deity. In another instance, the name of a treatise on the Ideal Republic by the Dominican Friar Campanella, this was similar to the Republic of Plato and Utopia of Sir Thomas More.
The city of Brotherly love
The US city of Philadelphia bears this tag. The city has also the etymological support to this title of this name. Greek Philadelphia means brotherly love.
There are stories for cities around the world and one title for city. If you love history and stories then these are all yours.
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